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Crowdfunding Platform Finds A Niche

As a market gets crowded, players start looking for niches to fill. That’s Honeycomb, an accelerator startup that is now an SEC registered web portal. Honeycomb plans to have local customers fund small loans for community businesses that have actual … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Tips From a Winning Accelerator

HAX, a China/SanFrancisco, California, accelerator that has been investing in crowdfunded projects has some tips for being successful, including: your project should be hard to copy and move fast with it; don’t start your crowdfunding campaign until your technology and … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Tech Co. Dissolves

Sorry, 1,300 backers of Vinaya. The company sent a notice to its Indiegogo backers that it would not be delivering its promised Zenta health wrist wearable device, and also, you’re not getting a refund of the $270,000 you paid upfront, … Continue reading

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Woz Has Stopped Contributing To Crowdfunding

Steve Wozniak, the other Steve founder of Apple, is down on crowdfunding. He’s supported many campaigns in the past but complains that by the time he receives the product “they either didn’t work or didn’t do things as well as … Continue reading

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University of Maryland Approves $25 Million For Startups

The University of Maryland approved a $25 million Early Stage Investment Fund that will invest in UMD-affiliated companies, including start-ups based on UMD-owned intellectual property, companies founded by UMD faculty, students, or recent graduates, and companies located in UMD research … Continue reading

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SBA’s Incubator Competiton Open

The Small Business Administration has opened a new Growth Accelerator Fund competition for accelerators, incubators, co-working startup communities, shared tinker-spaces or other models. These entities can compete for monetary prizes of $50,000 each, totaling $3.95 million. The application period is … Continue reading

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MBA Schools Ask Students to Wait

The Wall Street Journal reports that business schools like Stanford are encouraging MBA students to graduate before jumping out to start a company. Although the number of dropouts hovers, for example, at around 9% at Harvard Business School, many schools … Continue reading

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